President Arif Alvi Appoints Vice Chancellors for 3 Universities

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has appointed Dr Mohammad Ali as Vice Chancellor Quaid-E-Azam University, Dr Zia ul Qayum as Vice Chancellor Allam Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Dr Masoom Yasinzai as Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

Dr Ali was the VC of Government College University Faisalabad before, Dr Qayum was the VC of Gujarat University and Dr Yasinzai was the Rector IIUI.

President of Pakistan issued the notification as the Chancellor of these universities.

Vice Chancellor Quaid-E-Azam University

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), a renowned international name in the field of Biological Sciences has made valuable achievements in the field of science and research. The Government of Pakistan conferred upon him “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz”. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wales (UK) and Post-Doctoral work from MU Columbia, USA.

Dr. Ali has vast experience in the domains of teaching, research, administration, planning & development and project management. With an academic experience of more than 26 years, he enjoys a strong research outlook with many Ph.D. and M.Phil. Students to his credit along with research impact factor above 200.

Vice Chancellor Allam Iqbal Open University

Prior to the approval of his posting as the UoG VC, Dr Ziaul Qayyum was serving as the Director of the Faisalabad/Chiniot campus of the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences.

His professional experience spans more than 25 years in a diverse range of fields. The establishment of IT institutes and organizational planning and development remain the foremost highlights of his career.

Dr Zia is an experienced educationist, who earned master’s degrees in mathematics and computer science and also earned a doctorate from the University of Leeds, UK, specializing in Machine Learning/Semantic Information Retrieval.

Rector International Islamic University Islamabad

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi gave approval for the appointment of Professor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, for the period of 4 years.

Professor Yasinzai who joined his duties at the new campus of the university on Friday is a renowned international scientist who has also served as Vice Chancellor Balochistan University and VC Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.

He had his primary education from Kuchlak, a suburb of Quetta and his research and academic activities date back to 1980 when he started teaching at the University of Balochistan. He is also known for his administrative and academic contributions in many universities while he has played a vital role in launching civil engineering program and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences at IIUI with his personal efforts.

In recognition of his services in science and technology, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, while he was also awarded Aizaz e Fazeelat by President of Pakistan.


  • Muhammad Usama Masood

    Please correct this *Gujarat University* to University of Gujrat, Pakistan